During the presentation of the fall schedule of NBC, the fate of the series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and Manifest was still uncertain. After a few days of reflection, the American network decided not to add additional seasons for both. A bad news for the fans of these series.
Lionsgate Television is looking for a new home for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist won’t be back for a third season. This is despite the series’ undeniable success on streaming platforms and numerous award nominations.
Lionsgate Television, which co-produces the series with Universal Television, does not intend to abandon Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist immediately. A Lionsgate spokesperson said in a statement published by Deadline: “In a world where finding loyal and passionate audiences is never easy, we believe there must be a home for this great, award-winning show with a passionate and dedicated following.”
Once considered, Peacock will not be the savior of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. While waiting to find a new broadcaster for the series, Jane Levy, the actress who plays Zoey, shared her feelings about the cancellation with Vanity Fair: “I’m sorry, but I have to say this: when I look at the new NBC schedule, I think, ‘Okay, we’ll be able to watch a lot of shows about crime and guns.Our show is about love. It’s a real shame to take it off the air… I feel like it’s the wrong decision.”
Concerning Manifest, the cancellation of the series came a few hours before the actors’ contracts expired and while the series has been ranked #1 on Netflix for several days in the United States.
The decision to cancel the series is not to the liking of the creators and the cast who called on fans to show their disagreement using the hashtag #SaveManifest. A demand perfectly heard since #SaveManifest quickly ranked in the most discussed topics on Twitter. It must be said that the decision is surprising since Jeff Rake had pitched a six-season plan when selling the series to NBC.
Warner Bros. TV, which co-produces the series with Universal TV, has decided to look for a new platform to continue telling the story of the passengers of Flight 828 and bring some answers to the cliffhanger of season 3. Could this platform be Netflix? Answer in the next few days.